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OverviewThis one-day course is designed to address the lack of structured basic surgical skills training courses for medical students intending to follow a career in surgery. It aims to introduce participants to safe basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices. This is a practical course with a high tutor to participant ratio. It is delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue. Tuition and supervision is provided throughout by expert surgeons. Aimed at Medical Students and FY1’s. (Attendance at this course, will give you the opportunity to apply for a one year FREE Affiliate Membership with the College)Target AudienceMedical Students and FY1 doctors.Learning StyleThis is a practical course with a high tutor to participant ratio. It is delivered using a series of tutor demonstrations and hands-on sessions where participants work on animal tissue. Tuition and supervision is provided throughout by expert surgeons.Aims & ObjectivesThis one-day course is designed to address a lack of structured basic surgical skills training courses for medical students intending to follow a career in surgery. It aims to introduce participants to safe basic surgical techniques that are common to all surgical practices.Learning OutcomesOn completion of the course, participants should be able to: 1) Demonstrate safe practice when gowning and gloving; 2) Handle commonly used surgical instruments in a safe and effective manner; 3) Create secure ‘Reef’ and ‘Surgeons’ knots; 4) Pick up and safely drive a needle through tissue with accurate bite placement; 5) Perform an interrupted suture to close a wound; 6) Demonstrate the steps for excising a skin lesion under local anaesthesia; 7) Excise a sebaceous cyst; 8) Drain a superficial abcess; 9) Perform the steps to debride a traumatic wound; 10) Perform basic techniques used for endoscopy; 11) Explain the principles of using safe diathermy.